Album: After Bathing at Baxter's (1967)
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  • Martha she listens for the ticking of my footsteps
    She sifts the hairy air that's worn and wood-swept
    She does as she pleases, she listens for me

    Martha she calls to me from a feather in the meadow
    Fly to me
    You can dance and sing and walk with me
    And dreams will fade and shadows grow in weed
    She does as she pleases, she waits there for me
    She does as she pleases, her heels rise for me

    My love she talks to winking windows as she murmurs to her feet
    She separates in laughter to my side
    Caught for me
    She does as she pleases, she waits there for me
    She does as she pleases, her heels rise for me

    Martha she keeps her heart in a broken clock and it's waiting there for me
    She weeds apart through a token lock, what a great thing to be free
    She weeps time, starts unspoken, but when the gate swings there she'll be
    There she'll be, in green sun, on blue earth under warm running shower

Comments: 3

  • Apsa from AfricaThe lyrics say the girl is absolutely free, but still she lovingly waits for Paul to get back home. Which is what makes him so proud, but on the whole it's pretty nostalgic. Somehow reminds me of "Come up the years", off the Takes off LP.
    The acoustic guitar is nice, the lead guitar licks are accurate as can be, the recorder is exquisite, while the bass is intriguing and the percussions are soft as a feather.
    Prettiest folk-rock song I've ever heard so far, definitely my favourite Airplane song.
  • Dartanian from EarthProsecutors, in May of 2016, dismissed an elder-abuse and embezzlement case against 66-year-old Bolinas resident Martha Wax, who was accused last year of allegedly pursing over $200,000 from her mother, Charlotte Speight, between 2009 and 2014. Ms. Wax was held for eight days in county jail following her arrest, which occurred just three weeks after her mother’s death on her 96th birthday.
  • Dartanian from EarthSixty-five-year-old Bolinas, CA resident Martha Wax was arrested at her home in May of 2015 for allegedly embezzling over $200,000 from her mother, Charlotte Speight, between 2009 and 2014. The arrest came just three weeks after Ms. Speight’s death on April 15, her 96th birthday.
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